About Us

The UBC Mood Disorders Centre


The Mood Disorders Centre Team, October 2, 2013

The Mood Disorders Centre Team, October 2, 2013


The Mood Disorders Centre is a specialized psychiatric program within Vancouver Coastal Health for people with mood disorders (depression, bipolar, and seasonal affective disorders) in British Columbia, Canada.  The activities of the Mood Disorders Centre include developing, evaluating and providing innovative programs of care, educating health professionals and the public, and conducting clinical studies on the causes of, and treatments for, mood disorders.

We offer consultations to patients on referral by physicians (family physicians or psychiatrists). For more information on how to refer, please visit our Vancouver Coastal Health website.

We also conduct a number of research studies on the causes of and treatments for SAD.  All of our studies are approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Board of the University of BC.  For more information on ongoing and completed research studies, click here.

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The Mood Disorders Centre is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia; the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute; the UBC Institute of Mental Health; the Vancouver General Hospital (part of the Vancouver Coastal Health network); the Brain Research Centre; and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH).

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As of May 2014, the Mood Disorders Centre transitioned into its new home in the  DMCBH, a partnership of Vancouver Coastal Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia that brings together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry in a hub for training, research, and clinical care.  Read more about our new facilities here.

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The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), new home to several existing clinics, including the Mood Disorders Centre, as of May 2014.